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Celebrations

  • Simpsonville alumni

    The Simpsonville High School alumni banquet was April 28 at Simpsonville gym to honor the Class of 1952. Attending were (front row from left) Glenna Peyton Adkins, Joyce Griffith Cottrell, Helen Chadwell Stratton, Pat Taylor Vogel; (back row) Marshall Phillips, Jimmy Bennett, Nancy Hundley Davis, Phillip Vogel, Ruth Jean Reed Darland and Carl Smith.

  • Birth: Carson daughter

    Brittany M.L. Marble and Zachary S. Carson of Lemoor, Calif., announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, born on April 12, 2012, at Central Valley General Hospital. She has been named Serenity Rylee Jade Carson.

    Grandparents are Lynn Royster, Anita Ridge, Douglas Woods, all of Lemoore, Calif., and Michael Carson of North Carolina.

    Great grandparents are Judith and Joseph Marble of Lemoore, Calif., and Margarita and James Arbuckle of Hanford, Calif.

  • Garden Eden

  • Collins’ military ball

    The second annual Collins High School Military Ball was held in the school’s cafeteria Saturday night with 125 in attendance. Parent volunteers organized the dinner, program and dance and served as chaperones. Former Gov. Martha Layne Collins spoke on leadership and encouraged those in attendance to "think big." The program was followed by a dance.

  • ‘One Step Ahead of Hitler’

    One Step Ahead of Hitler, written by Fred Gross, is his story of survival told in his words and in photographs of a journey beginning in Antwerp and ending with Gross’ family’s freedom in America. Gross presented his program at the Shelby County Public Library. Katherine Cleveland (left) pauses for a photo with Fred Gross as he autographs a book for her. Fred Gross (far left, back row) takes a moment from his program to have his photo taken with a Shelby County High School history class.

  • I'm one: Lucas Smith

    Lucas James Smith celebrated his first birthday April 3, 2012.

    He is the son of Ryan and Jessie Smith of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Rob and Janevera Rothenburger and Jim and Teresa Smith, all of Shelbyville.

  • Arbor day trees

    City of Shelbyville’s public works employees plant trees in honor of Arbor Day. They were (from left) Jennifer Herrell, city engineer; Tom McGinnis, tree board chairman; Cecilia Piccini, tree board secretary; Alyssa and Jessica Brown; and Peter Barber, urban forester with the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

  • 55th Anniversary: Drew

    Wilma and Raymond Drew have been married for 55 years. The couple were married on April 19, 1957.

    They reside in Shelbyville and have four children, Rocky Drew of Bagdad, Greg Drew of Bethlehem, Trina Bentley of Shelbyville and Tim Drew of Frankfort; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

  • Local woman attend conference

    Katherine Tingle (left) and Sherry Ferguson of the Shelby County Farm Bureau attended the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s state women’s leadership conference in Bowling Green. The highlight of the event was a dinner, live country music show and a cruise on The General Jackson showboat in Nashville. Tingle is the co-chair of the SCFB’s women’s committee, and Ferguson is chair of the of that committee in Fayette County.

  • Local woman attend conference

    Katherine Tingle (left) and Sherry Ferguson of the Shelby County Farm Bureau attended the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s state women’s leadership conference in Bowling Green. The highlight of the event was a dinner, live country music show and a cruise on The General Jackson showboat in Nashville. Tingle is the co-chair of the SCFB’s women’s committee, and Ferguson is chair of the of that committee in Fayette County.